Athletics

Head Coach Peter Robson

Robson

Contact Information:
phrobson@amherst.edu
413-542-5757 (office)

Peter Robson takes over the head coaching position for the nationally ranked Amherst women's squash team in 2010, while also returning for his 24th season as head coach of the men's team. With 243 wins to his credit and a wealth of experience in national and international squash, Robson is more than up to the task of leading both programs. Robson was a top ranked junior while attending boarding school in England. He holds a British SRA record of winning the Durham and Cleveland Counties U19 championships for four consecutive years. While attending Trent University he was consistently ranked in the top 20 in Canada. He has been ranked as high as No. 1 in the U.S.A as well.

Before coming to Amherst, Robson was the squash professional at the Heights Casino in Brooklyn, NY, where he was instrumental in developing one of the strongest junior squash programs in the nation, fielding upwards of 50 nationally ranked players each year. The year prior to his Amherst arrival, the program produced over 60 ranked players including the top 4 players in each age group.

Robson is still highly involved in the college squash community, having been a member of the CSA Executive Committee for over 15 years and its president for 2000-2004. He was also the Director of the International Squash "Centre for Excellence". He is a CSRA and WPSA certified coach as well. Robson used to mentor the Amherst men's tennis team, coaching his squads to more than 10 NCAA Tournament appearances, capturing four consecutive NESCAC Championships (1990-1993) and five straight Little Three titles (1990-1994) along the way.

Robson will be joined by Ellie Swain Ballard '95, Mark Rapisarda '08 and Graham Gal for the 2010-11 season.